The Discomfort Zone (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

A Personal History [With Earphones] (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

By Jonathan Franzen, Jonathan Franzen (Read by)

Findaway World, 9781606405086

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/27/2006)
Paperback (8/21/2007)
CD-Audio (8/28/2006)
Hardcover (9/5/2006)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2008)

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Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Discomfort Zone is his intimate memoir of his development from a small and fundamentally ridiculous person, through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions. It's also a portrait of a middle-class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America turned away from its mid-century idealism and became a more polarized society.